Last night I went to see one of the films from MOMA’s New Directors/New Films series: Eat, For This is My Body the debut feature film from Haitian-American filmmaker Michalange Quay. Set in Haiti and the Loire Valley in France, it’s a non-linear, visual/sound poem of post-colonialism in Haiti, using the binaries of birth and life, black and white, male and female, eating and starving, etc as its narrative (rather than “plot”).
Also if you’ve got a bf/gf or would be gf/bf and you want to get all cosy with while watching very, very good looking French youths (including the LOVELY Louis Garrel) sing romantic ditties, check out Christopher Honore’s Chansons d’amour (and then go home and get The Umbrellas of Cherbourg on dvd!)
And if you wanna see the real thing (not fashinista neo-New Wave, for much as I like some of Honore’s films, they can’t hold a candle to Godard), go to Film Forum to see the new print of Contempt.
Lastly, revisit the demented mind of Lynch’s youth as a Philly artist on Saturday night at IFC’s midnight showing of Eraserhead.